I want to share some exciting news. Our digital marketing and retailing software company, MAX Digital, was recognized by Inc. Magazine as the #3 fastest growing software company in the United States in 2014 and #1 in the Automotive Industry. We are proud of the growth and the innovation that drove it. If you haven’t seen MAX Digital Showroom or MAX for Website 2.0 you will be amazed by the power that each provides your dealership in winning with today’s internet consumer, especially the growing Millennial generation.
To better serve our growing base of customers going forward, we are also excited to announce that the initial company that I founded, FirstLook Systems, is becoming a company under the MAX Digital umbrella. In addition to enhanced customer service, this merger will allow us to combine our engineering capabilities to ensure that FirstLook customers will get the benefit of the many cutting edge technologies responsible for MAX’s remarkable growth. The combined companies will conduct business together under the name MAX Digital.
As a part of this transition I have appointed our long time Chief Operating Officer, Steve Fitzgerald as Chief Executive Officer. Steve brings significant operational strengths as the leader of our talented (now combined) MAX and FirstLook management teams. John Aiello, an experienced and highly successful technology entrepreneur has joined the management team as Executive Chairman of the MAX Digital board of directors. I will continue to support the success of both companies.
With the incredible array of product engineering resources available, the new MAX Digital will be introducing a wide spectrum of cutting edge products for both our FirstLook and MAX suites of products in 2015. Please look for announcements from your Account Executive on the first of these many innovations in the coming weeks.
Pat Ryan, Jr.